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Funerals for: August 10, 2014

Casto, Doris R. 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.


Chancey, Kathy L. 3 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.


Gibson, Tommy E. 5 p.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.

Crime Report: August 10, 2014

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between July 31 and Aug. 6:

East District:

Lee Street East 400 block, shoplifting, July 31, 11 a.m.

Washington Street East 1300 block, shoplifting, July 31, 12:45 ...

Could arming the blind mark the outer limits of gun rights?

After watching a string of everything-is-legal state firearms laws go into effect across the country in the 20 months since the Newtown school shootings, I wasn’t surprised to learn on Friday that the Alcoholic Beverage Commission in Texas is...

Stringing for a cause, Manna Meal raises money, beans for the hungry
Stringing for a cause, Manna Meal raises money, beans for the hungry

At Capitol Market on Saturday hundreds of volunteers proved that there are many ways to string a green bean. Some, like Sherry Harrison, grabbed a pile in one hand and strung them all at once. Jeanne Chandler chose to handle one bean at a time as she...

Marlon Dixon, accused of killing police informant, had worked with law enforcement himself
Marlon Dixon, accused of killing police informant, had worked with law enforcement himself

In July 1999, Marlon Dewayne Dixon asked a federal judge for leniency in exchange for working with authorities on two other cases.

Almost exactly 15 years later, Dixon allegedly shot to death a 22-year-old woman, Branda Basham, on...

Another Mingo man says he was forced to plead guilty

Another Mingo County man says he was caught up in a scheme and forced to plead guilty to drug charges — this time in an effort to protect the county’s former circuit judge.

Albert Warren Childress was released from jail in January, ...

Pressure on WR Thompson to recreate preseason success when games matter
Pressure on WR Thompson to recreate preseason success when games matter

MORGANTOWN — So many of West Virginia’s wide receivers have something to prove this fall, it’s hard to know where to start naming them.

At the top of the list are probably Kevin White and Mario...

Dave Hickman: O’Bannon decision not a total loss for NCAA

MORGANTOWN — I’m not a lawyer and I don’t play one on TV. And, truth be told, even the lawyers in the room probably haven’t entirely grasped all of the ramifications of the O’Bannon...

Hard work pays off for tight end Woodrum

HUNTINGTON — When Joe Woodrum first walked on at Marshall, it was his second year playing football. Anywhere, any level.

The Bluefield native looked like that for quite a while, too. Ask tight ends coach Todd...

MU notebook: Big plays cap first week of practice

HUNTINGTON — They didn’t have an all-out scrimmage and the whistles were quick, but Marshall players saw their most 11-on-11 action so far as the first week of preseason camp ended Saturday.

Fans...

Speedy Howard joins WVU’s ’15 recruiting class

On Friday evening, West Virginia picked up its seventeenth commitment of the 2015 class when Miami (Fla.) Norland cornerback Antonio Howard pledged to the Mountaineers.

Much like the other most recent 2015 commit, Jah’Shaun Seider,...

Frank Giardina: Thoughts of String, Maynard, old Rocket and Roger Hart

Rambing thoughts here in early August.

n Bluefield State added new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame recently, and among those inducted was Anthony “String” Harris.

At a time when Lou Romano ...

Year-by-year area high school football records

Recent year-by-year won-lost records for area high school football teams (1993-2013):

BUFFALO

1993 — 4-6

1994 — 6-5

1995 — 9-3

1996 — 7-4

1997 — 6-4

1998 — 8-2...

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